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Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla Athletics

Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla Athletics

Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla  is an International para athlete from India. She was awarded Arjuna award and Padma Shri for her achievements. She was born on July 6, 1958 in Bangalore. Her father ran a small hotel, while her mother took care of their four children. A raging fever when she was one year old paralyzed Malathi's entire body. Electric shock treatment for more than two years saw little Malathi regaining strength in her upper body, but below the waist her body remained completely weak.